Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 01 May 2014

240 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199641192

Also Available As:


Request Examination Copy

Bookseller Code (11)

Three Plays

Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, The Mountain Giants

Luigi Pirandello
Anthony Mortimer

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation and unique selection of three plays by this major modern European playwright.
  • Includes the two plays that established Pirandello's reputation as an innovative dramatist, Six Characters in Search of an Author and Henry IV, together with his last unfinished drama, The Mountain Giants, marking his move towards the mythical.
  • Anthony Mortimer's translation combines accuracy, maintaining the original flavor and context, with fluency.
  • The Mountain Giants has a special interest as a reflection of its author's relations with the fascist regime.
  • Includes Pirandello's preface to Six Characters in Search of an Author, an essential critical document for the understanding of his revolutionary play.
  • Substantial introduction places a fresh emphasis on the specifically Sicilian and Italian context of Pirandello's work and the relation between his prose fiction and his achievement as a dramatist.